Earth Matters - Guest John Davis
Host Kevin Bixby's guest is John Davis who care-takes Hemlock Rock Wildlife Sanctuary. He is a volunteer land steward for the Eddy Foundation, which has secured and opened to the public about 3,000 acres in the eastern Adirondacks; a board member of Champlain Area Trails and The Rewilding Institute; and a co-founder of Wildlands Network. John and Kevin discuss the Rewilding movement, Conservation Biology, and highlight the critical role of large carnivores like wolves and pumas in protecting natural ecosystems. Enjoy this fascinating hour with two powerful advocates for wildlife and the places they need to survive and prosper.
Lisa Lucca has a virtual roundtable discussion with some of the Women of KTAL - Nan Rubin, Linda Hall, and Teresa Tudury - about how COVID 19 has impacted the programming at the station, ongoing conversation about NM opening back up and exciting things happening at KTAL coming soon!
The decision 16 years ago to choose diversion of the Gila River over water conservation and restoration projects resulted in a promise that was always going to remain out of reach. New water.
Local government officials from Catron, Grant, Luna and Hidalgo counties who were selected for the Central Arizona Project (CAP) Entity and made the fateful decision had promised area farmers up to 14,000 acre feet of “new water.”
Randy Harris and departing co-host Keith Whelpley discuss the program, their message, and thoughts for the age of Covid-19, and beyond. Good bye Keith.
Stuart Kelter interviews NMSU history professor, Margaret Malamud, about her 2016 book, African Americans and the Classics: Antiquity, Abolition and Activism.
"For more than two centuries, the ancient world remained a vital and contested arena in which African Americans made claims of racial equality, citizenship, and freedom."
All About Books: Don Kurtz
Retired NMSU Spanish professor Don Kurtz talked with Lynn Moorer about Churchgoers, his novel which is set in a midwestern university town and juxtaposes the leaders and parishioners of two very different congregations—a traditional mainline Protestant congregation and a small kingdom-based mission, Spirit Rising, that focuses on a healing ministry with a lot of slaying of the spirit—which are sharing the same Campus Church premises. Campus Church pastor Harry Applebee, who is decent and warm-hearted, becomes rejuvenated through his involvement with a university student group’s cause. Spirit Rising pastor Randy Overmeyer, a former rock-and-roll band singer who found God while overdosing, uses his talent for knowing who people are under the layers to save Mitchell Chandler, an eminent neurobiologist with a well-funded genetics lab at the university, when he starts having paranormal experiences and demonic possessive episodes. Randy’s wife Lee, who loves Randy but struggles to share in his ministry, has her faith challenged, then restored, but in the midst loses a friend.
Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talked with U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich mostly about the Great American Outdoors Act.
Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talked with State Senator Jeff Steinborn about a controversial Las Cruces TiDD proposal, nuclear waste, and other subjects.
Speak Up, Las Cruces: Attorneys for Antonio Valenzuela and Christopher Smelser Present Their Sides
Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talked with Sam Bregman, the counsel for the family of Antonio Valenzuela, then with Amy L. Orlando and Susana Macias Munoz, counsel for LCPD officer Christopher Smelser, who has been charged criminally with regard to Mr. Valenzuela's death.
Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talked to Ximena Zamacona, co-owner of Full Circle Mushrooms.
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